‘The Lilly’ was a great commission for me, a collaboration between the landlord, ‘Jock’ and myself.
Jock had a lot of ideas how he wanted his sign to look; he wanted a contemporary feel to it but without looking like a theme pub. He wanted people to talk about it - he wanted people to slow down, stop and look.
The pub isn’t more than a stones throw from my studio and on a main artery into the centre of Bristol. The sign would be seen by thousands of people each day - I had to get it right!